ISTANBUL FOUNDATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS (IKSV)

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is a non-profit cultural institution. Since 1973, the foundation continues its efforts to enrich Istanbul’s cultural and artistic life. İKSV regularly organises the Istanbul Festivals of Music, Film, Theatre and Jazz, the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial, Leyla Gencer Voice Competition, autumn film week Filmekimi and realises one-off events throughout the year. The foundation also hosts cultural and artistic events from various disciplines at its performance venue Salon, organises the Pavilion of Turkey at the International Art and Architecture Exhibitions of la Biennale di Venezia, conducts cultural policy studies and drafts reports, and supports artistic and cultural production by awards, commissions, taking part in co-productions, and coordinating an artist residency programme at Cité Internationale des Arts in France, as well as the annual Aydın Gün Encouragement, Talât Sait Halman Translation, and Gülriz Sururi-Engin Cezzar Theatre Encouragement awards.
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